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Plan Ahead For a Great Summer Job in Union County


LIFEGUARD FLYERUnion County, NJ  –  Union County residents age 16 and older can contact the Department of Parks and Recreation Department now for information about becoming a certified Lifeguard this summer at two County swimming pools, the Walter Ulrich Memorial Pool in Rahway and the John Russell Wheeler Pool in Linden.

“Lifeguarding provides a unique opportunity to add a position to your resume or college application that demonstrates a high degree of reliability and responsibility,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “Our pools are conveniently located and we offer both part time and full time schedules. I encourage you to call now and find out how to apply.”

Applicants can begin the certification process at age 15, but they must be 16 years of age or older by completion of their training.  The starting pay is $11.00 per hour.

The 2016 season begins on June 25 and ends on September 5.

To find out about certification and physical requirements, email the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at or call 908-298-7849 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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